Lowell Memo: Issue #15

December 10, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Cook's Night Out TONIGHT!!!

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Thank you for supporting families in need this holiday season through the Lowell Giving Tree & Christmas Sharing!

Lowell Winter Concert: Thursday, December 17

Click here for a digital version of the Winter Conference letter; this was sent home in hard copy form on Friday, December 4. This letter is also available on the Lowell website.

Lowell's Hour of Code

All classes participated in the Hour of Code this week! Read more about it, check out photos on our Facebook page and Twitter feed and see the link to Code.org below this article to continue the learning at home!

“The Hour of Code is a one hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” www.hourofcode.com

What is coding?

  • Teaching the computer to do something using keyboard commands

  • What runs all of our computer and web programs

Why should we do it?

  • Allow our students to explore creativity in a different way

  • Prepare students for computer based careers and/or everyday life in the 21st century

  • Help develop problem solving skills

Lowell Eagles Learn: New posts keep coming!

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! We welcome stories and comments from students, parents, staff, special guests, and community members. You can find our blog at lowelleagleslearn.blogspot.com or linked below! Please send posts to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org at any time. For every post that is shared, the child's classroom teacher will be entered into a raffle for more classroom supplies!

Thank you for helping tell our story!

Art Updates from Mrs. Roche

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Chess Club Corner

Congratulations to the following members of the Lowell Chess Team who represented Lowell at the Benjamin School's Patrick Machaj Memorial Chess Tournament on December 5th 2015:

  • Gabrielle Horn
  • Nicholas Western

It was an uphill battle with only two team members, but Gabrielle and Nicholas were eager to play and participate, and made Lowell proud with:

  • Lowell 6th place team - (4th-5th grade Team category)
  • Gabrielle Horn 2nd place - (4th grade category)
  • Nicholas Western 6th place - (4th grade category)

The kids were so excited and had a wonderful day. Thank you to Gabrielle and Nicholas for the bravery and perseverance. They deserved their big wins and did a fantastic job.

Chess Club Contact: Mrs. Josephine Horn

CUSD 200 Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)

In March 2016, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2016-2017 classes:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts

Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2016-2017. Students may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Thursday, January 14, 2016. Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Thursday, January 14, 2016 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.

Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms

Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 with any questions.

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

Check out the links below to learn more about the Lowell PTA & become a member!

Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child? Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!

2015-16 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below, including information about a new Daisy Troop starting at Lowell.

New 200 Foundation Updates

Click the link below to read updates from the New 200 Foundation!

Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!

Raise money for Lowell PTA by shopping at Amazon.com Lowell PTA will receive 1% of all money spent at Amazon.com, when you use this special link.


Bookmark this page for use anytime you need to shop at Amazon.com There are no price increases or fees for shoppers or Lowell PTA. Amazon funds the program as a fund raising opportunity for schools and organizations.

Going to Target??

Use your Target REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Lowell! Sign up is easy at the link below:
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